NEW PUBLICATION SHOWCASES KEY NIST RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENTS.
This book, which consists of vignettes describing some of the classic publications from NIST's first century, features titles such as "Development of the Visual-Type Airway Radio-Beacon System" (telling about the NIST system which made possible the first "blind" landing of an aircraft using radio signals in 1931); "Reversal of the Parity Conservation Law in Nuclear Physics" (recounting the 1956 experiment that shattered a fundamental concept of nuclear physics universally accepted for 30 years previously); "The Topografiner: An Instrument for Measuring Surface Microtopography" (recognizing the 1972 development of the world's first scanning probe microscope); "HAZARD I: Software for Fire Hazard Assessment" (describing one of the first fire simulation models for personal computers in 1989); "Observation of Atoms Laser-Cooled Below the Doppler Limit" (chronicling the research that led to NIST's William Phillips sharing the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics); and "Bose-Einstein Condensation in a Dilute Atomic Vapor" (d etailing the research that led to the first observation of a new state of matter in 1995).
NIST SP 958 will be available in hard copy at a future date from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161, (800) 553-6847. Ask for order No. PB 2000-107702.
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|Publication:||Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2001|
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